Recent News Stories

Voters have approved funds for new roofs for a handful of schools in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and a new turf field for Homer High School. Roughly 57 percent of voters said yes to a proposition on Tuesday’s ballot.

The Alaska State Senate passed its version of the 2014 capital budget Saturday, marking a total of just under $1.9 billion dollars for transportation, energy and public works projects around the state. The budget contains funding for many projects on the Kenai Peninsula.

Governor Sean Parnell visited Kenai Tuesday to meet with local officials, mingle with residents and make a $30 million announcement.  That’s the amount the governor is proposing to spend on a five-year "Chinook Salmon Research Initiative."

The driver of a commercial vehicle was killed Wednesday morning in an accident east of Homer. Alaska State Troopers report the driver of the truck was 29-year-old Soldotna resident Trevor Cunningham.

The City of Homer will decide at its next meeting whether or not to provide almost $100,000 for improvements in the Old Town neighborhood. Business owners, workers and residents in the area have been pushing for safety upgrades and improved walkability.

A Seldovia man is safe after surviving a swamped vessel and an icy dip in Kachemak Bay Monday night. Fifty-four-year-old Kelly Brennan was rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter crew near Port Graham after an afternoon fishing trip took a turn for the worse.

Senator Mark Begich visited incident command at Skyview High School for the Funny River fire last week. He attended press briefings, toured the operations center and spoke about future plans for dealing with this type of disaster.

At its meeting last week in Anchorage, the state Board of Fisheries acted on a request to look into issues affecting Upper Cook Inlet king salmon runs.  As a result, a task force has been created.

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